Issue 48 | 16 June 2015

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Advice for parents
Baby cold symptoms
Colds cause similar symptoms in babies as they do in children and adults – bothers like blocked noses, coughing and sneezing. Babies usually become sick with... »
Caring for a baby with a cold
When a baby has a cold they will need plenty of love and support, and you may need to relieve some of their symptoms with simple baby cold remedies...»
Baby cold tips for parents
There are many do’s and don’ts for parents when a baby has a cold. These tips will help you do everything you can for your baby, and ensure you don’t accidently give them something that could cause harm...»
When to take a baby with a cold to the doctor
When your baby’s symptoms are more serious than a blocked nose and slight fever, it’s important to see a doctor to check that another more serious illness is not causing their symptoms...»

Of interest this week
Diet linked to asthma severity in pregnancy
A University of Adelaide study has found asthmatic women who eat a high-fat, high-sugar diet are more likely to have uncontrolled asthma while pregnant....»
Strength-based parenting improves children’s resilience and stress levels
Children are more likely to use their strengths to effectively cope with minor stress in their life if they have parents who adopt a strength-based approach to parenting...»
"Normal" sleep is still a problem for children with sleep disorder
Researchers have discovered key signs that children experiencing sleep difficulties continue to suffer health problems even during periods of so-called "normal" sleep...»
Popular media biased in promotion of medicalised birth
Women’s magazines are key influencers for women’s birth decisions and most of their stories promote the benefits of medicalised birth, says QUT’s Associate Professor Yvette Miller....»
Gaining too much weight during pregnancy increases likelihood of child being obese
A new study has found that when an expecting mother gains more weight than recommended, does not exercise or smokes during pregnancy, the probability that her child will be....»
Parents urged to give themselves some loving
The struggle of parenting is real, but are mothers and fathers making the situation worse by failing to give themselves sufficient credit? »
Gardasil vaccine adverse event monitoring update
The TGA has made available an enhanced school-based surveillance report of acute adverse events following immunisation with the human papillomavirus vaccine, Gardasil, in males and females, 2013 from which...»

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Step with care and great tact, and remember that life’s a great balancing act.

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